Saturday Happenings

This post is going to touch on a couple things that happened yesterday in the sports world that doesn’t worthy of their their own full post.  We’ll start in college football.

Normally I wouldn’t pay much attention to the Harvard-Yale game, but yesterday was an exception.  Yale had a 10-7 lead with 2:25 left and was facing a 4th and 22 from their own 26 yard line.  That’s when first year head coach Tony Williams made the worst call in the history of organized football.  Yes, worse than Bill Belichick’s decision to lose last week’s game against Colts.  Coach Williams decided to run a fake punt.  Predictably, they did not get the required 22 yards.  Three plays later, Harvard found the end zone for the game winning score.

Williams would take the blame for the horrible idea later saying:

The whole idea was to keep our foot on the pedal, and not play scared. If anyone is looking for somebody to blame, blame this guy right here.

Not play scared? Yeesh.  His punter was averaging 51 yards per punt on the day.  I don’t think anyone was planning on accusing coach Williams of playing scared for not faking a punt on his own 26.  There just aren’t any words for that one.

Now we’ll move to hockey.  I’m a Blues fan, so this gets included.  Mediacom and Fox Sports Midwest finally put aside whatever differences they had so that folks in the Columbia market can watch Blues games (cable company and cable channel fight, consumers lose).  Anyway, we were treated to the Blues-Islanders contest last night where David Perron put up a candidate for Goal of the Year.  Video below:

That was Perron’s second goal of the game, as the Blues cruised to a 4-1 win.  I do love some good Blues hockey.

Finally we’ll take a trip across the pond and look at some English Soccer.  Technically this happened on Sunday, but I didn’t know about it until I woke up so it’s still Saturday in my eyes.

I’ve watched the EPL for as long as I can remember and I’ve never seen a game like the one that took place between Tottenham and Wigan this morning.  Tottenham striker Jermaine Defoe found the back of the net five (5!) times in the Spurs 9-1 destruction of Wigan.  If that wasn’t enough, he did all his scoring in the second half.  That’s a goal every nine minutes for those of who are bad at math.  I’ve never seen more than 6 goals from one side in a game.  Tottenham put in 8 goals in the second half alone.  I’m going to try and find video later and I’ll post it.  If not, the game is going on Fox Soccer Channel at 4.  I’d suggest tuning in around 5 for all the fun.

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  1. […] Saturday Happenings « Weller and Bryan’s Sports Blog And since I’m a sucker for rivalry games , I’ll also be tweeting about lesser rivalries like the Harvard -Yale game as well. Follow along below or follow me on Twitter @MichaelDavSmith. Ohio State-Michigan Game 2009 : Live Twitter Updates … […]

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